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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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Transformation of Pa. Convention Center For Flower Show Is Proceeding Apace

The Philadelphia Flower Show is reportedly ahead of schedule in getting set up for its scheduled opening on Sunday.


(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Enchanting Orchids Exhibit

From now until February 10th, you can enjoy a free exhibition of Enchanting Orchids, weekdays, at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.


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Philadelphia Flower Show’s 2012 Theme is The Hawaiian Islands

Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, says that in a break with tradition, new technology will play a role in this year’s displays.


(City officials, tourism leaders, and leaders of city arts institutions unveil the new logo for the city's marketing campaign.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s New Tourism Marketing Campaign Targets ‘Culture Vultures’

In advance of the mid-May opening of the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the City of Philadelphia and city tourism officials are launching a new arts marketing campaign.


(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Help Plant One Million Trees

As part of an effort to ‘Plant One Million’ trees across 13 counties in our tri-state area, gardening groups and volunteers will plant more than 100 trees in South Philadelphia this Saturday.


(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Volunteers Plant Dozens Of Trees In West Philadelphia

“I’ve been wanting to do this since 2008, and we’ve been looking for funding all that time,” says Sue Pringle of UC Green, “and then TD Bank said that they were able to help us.”


(The Race Street Connector was lit Thursday night. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

First Phase Of Race Street Connector Project Is Lit

The Race Street Connector is a pedestrian friendly walkway that provides easy access from Race Street in Old City to the Race Street Pier and the riverfront.


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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Fall Festival

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Fall Garden Festival is this Saturday at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.


(File photo.  Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Philadelphia Community Gardeners Keeping Eagle Eye On Ripening Produce

City dwellers often turn to community gardens as a way to grow their own fresh produce. But it doesn’t build a sense of community when your hard word is stolen before you have a chance to enjoy it.


(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Some Center City Restaurants Get Local Bounty As ‘Restaurant Week’ Nears

Organizers have announced a roster of 120 participants for this year’s Restaurant Week. And now, more center city dining has a green side dish to go with it.


(Part of the new 'Pop Up Garden' in Center City. Credit: Karin Phillips)

Garden ‘Pops Up’ In Center City

A vacant lot at 20th and Market Street in Philadelphia has bloomed into a garden that will help feed the hungry through the work of creative chefs.


(credit:  Norristown Garden Club)

Two Invitations From The Norristown Garden Club

You’re invited to two events courtesy of the Norristown Garden Club, now almost 100 years old.


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Website Invites Philadelphians To Help Catalogue Trees In The Region

A tree census is underway in the Philadelphia area and for many of us, it’s do it yourself. The goal is to expand our understanding of the benefits of trees in health, energy and quality of life.


Morris Arboretum (credit:  Paul Meyer)

A Guide To Plant Sales

May is the month for plant sales galore at area garden clubs and arboretums. Here’s a guide to what’s happening in and around Philadelphia.


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New Ideas And New Plants At Meadowbrook Farm

You can get a sneak peek at some fancy new flowers and cutting edge cultivars, when Meadowbrook Farm in Abington holds a Spring Open House.





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